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Spoken Word Artist Joe Hernandez-Kolski to Perform at Moravian College

Latino poet featured on HBO’s fourth season of Def Jam Poetry

BETHLEHEM, Pa. November 1, 2004 – In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, Joe Hernandez-Kolski will deliver his unique brand of poetry at Moravian College on Thursday, November 11, at 9 p.m. in the Pavilion of the Haupert Union Building. This Def Jam Poetry Café program is free and open to the public.

Joe Hernandez Kolski, better known as Poncho Joe, is a celebrated spoken word poet. He lives in Los Angeles, California, working as an actor, dancer, poet, and teacher. He recently finished an international tour with a Hip-Hop version of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” called “The Bomb-itty of Errors” and participated in the 2003 CBS Latino Showcase. He is currently working on a solo Hip-Hop show called “You Wanna Piece of Me?” which will premiere in July at the Electric Lodge in Venice, California.

His career as a spoken word poet is well known. The American Program Bureau recruited him for national speaking engagements and he was featured on HBO’s fourth season of Def Jam Poetry. He has been touring around the country at various Def Jam cafes and celebrations.

Poncho Joe graduated from Princeton University, where he studied Civil Rights History. He earned degrees in African-American Studies and Theatre and Dance in order to enhance his performances.

The Hillside Resident Life Staff, the Multicultural Club, and the Office of Institutional Diversity at Moravian College are sponsors of this event.

For more information about this event, please contact Sharon Brown of the Multicultural Office at (610) 625-7847. For more information about Poncho Joe, visit his website at http://ponchojoe.com/home.html.